Mirror Masks, Abstract Paintings and Visions of Sunflowers at The Madden Museum
Pop-UP Gallery 2 presents Colorado artists Young Hee Back, Tadashi Hayakawa, Ann Raabe and Patty Ramey, July 5-27
The exhibition’s senior artist, Tadashi Hayakawa, presents gentle yet tumultuous abstract images in the paintings created in his Parker studio during a time when he realized the approaching twilight of his life. They are part of his five-year plan to paint under the theme of “Dreaming of Life in the Heaven.” Colors, lines and shapes appear to change with the light, jumping out of the canvas to tease the viewer’s eye.
Joining Raabe and Hayakawa in the exhibition are Denver artists Patty Ramey whose traditional and representational paintings of bright sunflowers and full-bloomed hydrangeas bring good cheer and Young Hee Back who presents abstract works that flourish with dreamy colors and graceful movement.
Art patrons can meet the artists at a reception on Friday, July 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Madden Museum of Art at Palazzo Verdi, at 6363 South Fiddler’s Green Circle in Greenwood Village and, throughout the run of the show, view their works during regular museum hours of 9 to 5, Mondays through Fridays.
Art D’Elke and the Pop-Up Gallery
The exhibition is presented by Art D’Elke, which produces pop-up galleries in interesting venues throughout Colorado. A pop-up gallery is an exhibition that literally pops-up for as little as a day, a weekend or just a couple of weeks in traditional or unconventional space at little or no cost to the artists and organizers. The pop-up concept originated in London and quickly spread to New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, then expanded to include performance arts, creative businesses, film screenings, artist workspaces, and seasonal and holiday sales. Typically, organizers take advantage of opportunities to temporarily occupy vacant spaces for the short term. These can be commercial sites that, in a more robust economy, would normally be redeveloped or occupied, where landlords are happy to have activity in their spaces. Or, in the case of The Madden Museum, a venue with an unfilled slot in its exhibition schedule.
About The Madden Museum
Originally established to house the John W. Madden, Jr. family art collection, the Madden Museum gained immediate fame for its elaborate 48-foot chandelier in the atrium and a labyrinth covering the marble floor of its lobby. The Madden offers changing exhibitions of works from local artists along with educational programming, like Destination Art which matches young professionals with emerging artists and the Continental League Student Art Show featuring the work of local high school students.
For more information, please contact Art D’Elke at 303-368-5208 or visit www.ArtDElke.com, or contact The Madden Museum at 303-763-1970.